Athens car hire

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Athens, GA, United States
24 Sep — 1 Oct
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Athens, GA, United States
Fri 24/9
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Athens car hire information

Pick-up locationAthens
Hire locations7
Airport locations2

Athens car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (23 reviews)
5 locations in Athens
Locations in Athens
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Feb 2021
Very friendly and helped make out pickup and drop off simple and easy! We also had to extend by one day and that process was effortless. One phone call was all that was required!Not a thing.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2021
Staff excellentCost
3.2 Mediocre26 Jul 2020
They rented me a car that was dirty and the front sensor was defective I kept getting malfunction warnings and the cruise wouldn’t work Called to check on exchanging and after several phone calls they finally found me another car in another city Added two hours to my already long trip but in the end they did exchange cars for me
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Great staff. Fine car. Great way to goN/A
7.2 Good16 Oct 2018
2 locations why????Nice salespeopleOne location has weird hours and was closed when I went to pick up outgoing car. No options to upgrade. Other location said come 15 min before close. Couldn’t guarantee car even tho other location was closed and no cars on lot anyway.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul 2018
Terrible experienceNever got to rent the vehicle. Reserved van 2 months ago and was told less than a week before that no vans were available.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2017
Did not have a car for meDespite the fact i had a reservation & a confirmation number, they did NOT have a car for me. I was left with no rental at all, and enterprise did not help me find another vehicle. When I called corporate enterprise, the rep told me they oversell their cars ( much the same way the airline oversell seats). I barely even got a "sorry" for my inconvenience. Not professional or reliable.
10.0 Excellent25 Apr 2017
FantasticGreat service, great vehicle.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2017
Great service!Convenient location. Friendly service. Car was clean. Helped me buy a car.Everything was good.
10.0 Excellent9 Mar 2017
Wonderful staffThe employees were very helpful and nice. Got me in and out in no time!
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Rated no. 2
7.9 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Locations in Athens
  • 7.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay11 Aug 2021
Deposit refund, having to wait 40 minutes or more to return
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
She was so nice friendly and professional.The car was a little hard to maneuver. The accelerator was not smooth. Other than that everything when well
10.0 Excellent16 Jun 2021
The service was great and the people are friendly.The only was is how much the price was. It could be a lot lower, but you have to able to for that great customr service.
4.0 Okay25 Feb 2021
The car was in the worst condition of any rental car I’ve ever had. It was dented, scratched, and dirty. I’m sure this didn’t have anything to do with Kayak, but perhaps Budget. The lot where I picked up it was very disorganized as well. I will not use Budget again unless they are the absolute only option.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2020
staff was great. car worked out great too. much more efficient than my normal car.
7.6 Good15 Dec 2019
Drop off staff was excellent!Upon arriving to pick up my vehicle, there were none available and I was told that it was possible I wouldn’t get a car which could have resulted in a disaster for my trip. Luckily enough cars were returned on time for me to get mine.
6.8 Good31 Dec 2018
Good, but...The car drove and was appointed well.It reeked horribly of smoke.
6.0 Good31 Dec 2016
In both locations you were poorly staffed, one person to be exact. We were constantly interrupted by that person having to answer the phone while trying to wait on me. It made picking up and dropping off a real chore! I felt sorry for both employees as it was clearly not THEIR fault.
10.0 Excellent29 Dec 2015
Great Customer ServiceGreat customer service at the Budget Rental in Athens, GA!
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2015
Quick, easy, and qualityLoved the service, loved the speed, loved the car-- it influenced my next vehicle purchase.
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Rated no. 3
7.6 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Athens
Locations in Athens
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
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10.0 Excellent21 May 2021
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2020
I was given the run around during pick up!!!!! Didn’t even get to get the vehicle, because of some discriminatory practices it seems!! I will NEVER attempt to use Hertz again!!!!!
4.0 Okay21 Dec 2018
Film actress says No $200 hold on debit cardMy dad works for the company and he told me I wouldn’t need to have the $200 hold on my bank account. But they refused to wave the fee. Iv been renting cars for a while with other companies and not had this issue. I’m an actress, comedian and was going to A set. My fiancé and I only have one vehicle. We where trying to make sure he could do what he needed for his job so I could do what I needed for mine. And I wasn’t willing to have $200 held. Although Iv been in the entertainment business my whole life I stepped away for a little while for my other career (Holistic practitioner, Ayurvedic practitioner, life coach, medical massage). Now back Iv been making a strong name for myself in entertainment. Iv been casted in a major film project as well as commercials, modeling gigs and will even be at performing at an award ceremony next year. Iv never had any car rental company charge my card due to damages or whatever. I even asked if they spoke to my dad who works with Hertz, ( hesworked for hertz for 7 years) and got his card for the security. They wouldnt help. Nor suggest a solution. It was ether let them hold my money For unforeseen incidences or figure something else out. So I cancelled my rental and had to cancelthe insurance I purchased just for that one day. You guys need to figure out a better way to rent out vehicles to people who chose not to have a credit card. Maybe another type of insurance that's $30 to cover those types of cases. Something to help people like me who are trust worthy, no credit card, not wanting a $200 hold that won't fall off for 18 days....... And yes it is held for that long. I know cause IV had to do it before. Have a happy holiday and stay blessed. Lauren PS. I won't ever try to use your rentals again nor will I suggest it to my network of people. I just want to rent from you guys cause my dad works there and wanted to stay in the family. But I won't make that mistake again.
2.0 Mediocre1 Sep 2018
Smoke smellThe make and model of the carThe car smelled like a joke and wasn't cleaned out properly. There were old rental agreements in the glovebox
7.2 Good1 Sep 2017
Car had a loud vibration at 52 mph.
6.0 Good24 Apr 2017
Unlimited mileageWhere I have to clean/vacuum the car before turning it in
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Rated no. 4
6.9 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Locations in Athens
  • 7.1
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  • 6.9
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  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible31 Jul 2021
The worst
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2018
Great Customer ServiceThe agent expedited my drop-off and was friendly. He got me out so quickly I forgot to take my grandson’s car seat out of the car! The agent was super helpful, got the car seat for my daughter and had it ready for her to pick up. He recognized that this car seat was not an Avis standard car seat and had planned to remove it before the car was returned to Atlanta. We appreciated his care for the customer!Nothing bad. Great experience!
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2017
Athens GA AvisThe man that runs the Athens, GA Avis is absolutely amazing.
2.0 Mediocre17 Mar 2017
Couldn't get the car because didn't have a credit card. Just stupid of the company.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2016
Easy drop-off and pick-up. A much better deal than the shuttle option I used on the incoming fllight.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct 2016
PatheticSee aboveSee above
5.2 Okay13 Sep 2016
Car got good mileage.Car had mechanical issues. Gear transitions were slow. Had to flood the engine frequently to change gear uphill.
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2016
customer service was greatservice with a smile really came with my rental. I would rent from them anytime. my car was clean and ready.
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1 location in Athens
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
70 travellers who hired a car in Athens gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Athens

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Car hire excess insurance in Athens

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Athens car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Athens.


Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Athens car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Athens

  • Book your car hire in Athens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Athens are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Athens

  • The average price of fuel in Athens is £2.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Athens.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Hartsfield-Jackson airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Europcar and Advance Car And Truck Rental.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hartsfield-Jackson airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, National, Budget and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Athens costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Athens costs £29 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Athens costs £32 per day, on average.